1 May 2021: Applications for this year’s camps have now CLOSED. We will now review all applications and will let families know about the outcome of their applications by 15 May (latest).
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We have two camps planned for 2021
Family applications for FAB camps will be considered once we have received a significant number of applications. Please do apply as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. We will try and accommodate as many families as we can, but in the event of over-subscription, new families will take priority. When arranging the camps, we aim to provide each family with their first choice of location. On completion and submission of your application form you will receive an automated response. We hope to be able to confirm successful applications by the end of May 2021 (latest). If you have a query about the application, are not sure if your are eligible or wish to speak so someone before applying, please contact our Families Co-ordinator, Rae Burns via email – [email protected]
Are you eligible for a FAB camp?
If your child is aged up to 19 years old and has suffered the loss of a loved one who was serving in the Armed Forces, then you may be eligible for a FAB camp. By loved one we mean a parent, a step-parent, a legal guardian, a carer or a sibling. We aim to be as flexible and inclusive as possible providing activity breaks to our families based on the need of children.
We ask each family to pay a refundable deposit of £75 within 14 days of hearing that they have been successful for a camp. This deposit is essential to secure you place, and will be repaid when you attend the camp. The deposit is important for you to secure your place on camp. You will receive full board, accommodation and all programmed activities at no cost to you. You will need to provide your own transportation to and from each camp. If you need help with funding transportation, please let us know as we may also be able to support you with that. Of course, if we need to cancel a camp (e.g. due to developing Covid-19 restrictions) then deposits will be returned.
Support during your break – ‘Fireside Introductions’
All families will be supported through our MOD volunteer scheme, and you will also have access to a bereavement counsellor throughout your stay. The FAB camps are not intended as bereavement holidays, but we recognise that families may need some support during the week even if it is just someone friendly to talk to. Following some great feedback from the 2019 camp in Osmington Bay, we will continue to have our ‘fireside introductions’ where we remember our loved ones and light a candle in their memory.
All FAB Camp locations are different – offering different activities at each site. Families are free to pick and choose which activities they want to take part in, but we will encourage you to join in wherever possible, so that you get the most out of your experience. Ultimately this is your family’s holiday, you are under no obligation to take part in everything, so please join in as and when you want to. We always have a ‘day off’ in the week, and can help you organise your own activities or day trips if you need. As activities are finalised, we will provide you with a suggesting packing list. You won’t need any specialist equipment but ask that you bring at least one pair of shoes with closed toes (e.g. wet shoes or trainers) and clothes where you don’t mind getting dirty/wet. We will provide at least one FAB T Shirt for each of your family.